Most people assume the only reason to eat healthy foods is to stay slim. But being slim doesn't mean you're healthy, and doesn't mean it's OK to eat junk.
The sugar tax relies on creating a price difference between high- and low-sugar drinks, but this could be cancelled out by bundled offers, such as fixed-price meal deals.
A recent study was reported as saying a sugar tax would have us drinking more alcohol. But the study didn't establish this fact. The results were mixed with no evidence one thing caused another.
The audio version of a long read on a stalling life expectancy in the UK.
As 'Heart Month' kicks off across North America, a cardiovascular researcher explains how the neighbourhood you live in can affect your risks of heart disease.
Obesity is on the rise among urban African women of reproductive age in all of the 24 countries studied.
Climate change threatens to widen the health gap between the haves and have-nots. Here's why addressing environmental issues that drive poor health is a starting point.
Like many Indigenous groups around the world, the James Bay Cree of northern Québec have a disproportionately high rate of diabetes. They’re facing it down with a decidedly Indigenous solution.
Understanding the psychology behind why we overeat can help us to consume less.
We turn to doctors to treat cancer, addiction and high blood pressure. And, they have a lot of training and tools to help us. Why is that not so with obesity?
Dieting fads have been around for more than a century, but none of them has been shown to curb obesity long-term. The good news is that scientific evidence is revealing treatments that do work.
More than half of dogs and cats around the globe are overweight. Are well-intentioned owners to blame?
Despite the efforts of millions of Americans, obesity rates continue to climb. Why is it so hard to lose weight and to keep it off? It's a lot more complicated than just pushing back the plate.
Health care providers often recommend exercise to overweight people as a way to lose weight, but that often does not work. Injuries can occur, and frustration can mount. Can walking with them work?
Dieting is a setup. The act of dieting causes physiological changes that make it hard to continue dieting successfully. Here's how the body fights back when some people try to lose weight.
As a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, individuals now have relatively less muscle mass and relatively more body fat.
Living near lots of fast-food outlets doesn't automatically encourage weight gain in your neighbourhood, but coupled with a lack of exercise facilities, it just might.
Research shows that children attending schools with low-quality food environments, in poorer neighborhoods, gain more central body fat -- putting them at risk of obesity and cardiometabolic disease.
Surgical techniques for varicose veins are becoming more refined, but not all cases require surgery. Lifestyle changes can help.
Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.